Ricky Gervais is Hosting the Golden Globes Again, Obviously

All we’ve heard out of Ricky Gervais for the past 11 months is how awesome and EDGY he was as host of last year’s Golden Globes, but that he’d never do it again. The Golden Globes people banned him forever! All his Hollywood bridges were burned! It was a one-time occurrence, no going back, like the creation of the universe, or the opening of a Pringles can!

So, obviously, Ricky Gervais will be back to host the Golden Globes again. Could this have wound up any more predictable? And as far as I’m concerned, let him have them. He seems to care a lot more about his Golden Globes-hosting status than anyone else on the planet, so by all means, Ricky! Go stand at the podium with your pint of beer and make mean remarks about celebrities and then laugh at your own jokes. Cut Hollywood down to size! They really have it coming! Ruin those humorless and egotistical stars’ big night! Go get ‘em!

Except, of course, that you ARE Hollywood, Ricky Gervais. Every time you smile, your teeth spell out the Hollywood sign. You walk around pointing to your sunglasses going, “Did you know? Twenty-five thousand.” You are the last celebrity on the planet who points finger-guns at other famous people without a hint of irony.

Here’s Gervais' monologue from last year. Great Charlie Sheen material, Ricky! Really edgy stuff! “What does he do on New Year’s Eve!” Stop! You’re killing us! Jeffrey Ross, watch your back.


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Nov 25, 2011
Of course it was predictable, as everyone's gonna tune into the golden globes.

What better to raise your viewers share than going for some controversy every now and again.



But even so, I am looking forward to his speech and comments. Laughed my ass off with the 2011 and 2010 shows.



Go Ricky Go !!
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Nov 19, 2011
Are you sure you GET irony?
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Nov 18, 2011
BTW, should you need any more proof that the 'contraversy' over the Globes was an entirely manufacture PR ratings grab, look no further than Depps' guest spot on Gervais's new comedy Life's Too Short (aired last evening). It proves that Depp isn't exactly ticked at having the mickey taken out of him - Pirates, his dissing at the Globes and his wife are all targets - but also that Gervais doesn't sky away from taking the mickey out of himself as Depp is given several joke insults to throw at him and it was all written by Gervais himself.
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Nov 19, 2011
Or it could be some PR repair for Depp, who like Tom Hanks and the most of the other "untouchable" guests all looked liked they had sticks up their you know whats. Not cool.
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Nov 18, 2011
Gervais is a class-A tool. He also rocks. Can't wait.
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Nov 18, 2011
I loved him last year so funny
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Nov 17, 2011
Him and Colbert are the best choices they could make. Applause !
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Nov 17, 2011
I'm thrilled, he was hilarious and brilliant and I would watch it then.
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Nov 17, 2011
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

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Nov 17, 2011
Personally, I'd rather have him than some sycophant who'll fawn over all the famous people.
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Nov 17, 2011
What else would they have done? Without someone like Ricky, the ratings keep on dropping for award shows. Personally, I rather take edgy comedy a la Ricky, than some comedian doing some safe stuff only to raise a few forced smiles.
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Nov 17, 2011
Abramovitch, I REALLY loved your article. You REALLY put Gervais in his place with your passive aggresive one liners. Your snarky sarcasm REALLY cut him down to size... You're a doushe.
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Nov 17, 2011
I know several people who hate awards shows, but tune in to see Ricky maliciously malign the hypocrites of Hollywood. Personally, I don't usually watch the Golden Globes, but with Ricky's acid wit in attendance, I'll probably check it out.
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Nov 17, 2011
He or Jon Stewart should be doing the Oscars!!!!!! Nuff said!
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Nov 17, 2011
Honestly, he was pretty hilarious. If they're going to air a show where the rich and famous give awards to each other I prefer a host with a little bite.
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Nov 17, 2011
Sheesh, attitude issues much, Abramovitch?



As for Ricky... Good. I like him, he's smart, funny and delivers with the perfect amount sassy. Plus HFPA know exactly what they're doing. With all the publicity Gervais got them last year, the number of this years' viewers might just double. Hell, at the rate award shows are losing audience, his presence might just keep last year's numbers and he will more than earn his pay.
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Nov 19, 2011
Exactly, I couldn't believe last year when the GG banned him after the ceremony, it was the biggest moronic act they could've made after all the publicity he generated, so orchestrated or not, he rocked the thing, and I for sure will be watching at least his opening speech!!!
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Nov 17, 2011
Also, as far as alternatives go, two words; Stephen. Merchant.
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Nov 17, 2011
Totally agree with this article. Ricky can't find the middle ground between on the one hand wanting to seem "edgy" and "anti-Hollywood", whilst on the other constantly seeking validation from critics and big name celebs. Now he's being used by the Golden Globes because they haven't had this much press attention in years, and he's totally fine with it.

But his biggest crime is that he really isn't that funny anymore.
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Nov 17, 2011
I'm all for making Hollywood look as dumb and uncomfortable as possible, no matter who's doing it. Probably won't watch it regardless but I'll come on here and make fun of them after someone writes an article on how boring and stiff it was.
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Nov 17, 2011
Ricky Gervais is one of the funniest men I would pick to host a boring award show. They have gotten that bad. I tune in to watch him if not the rest of that boring garbage. He was very wise and took pot shots at everyone and guess what if they can't take a joke then they should not have gotten in to a business that puts them out there. He takes hits at them not their children for petes sake. The actors start it with their silly behaviors to start and he finishes it. What is so different with an actor than any individual person who does not act NOTHING. It is all fun and makes a very boring night less boring and bearable.
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Nov 17, 2011
Geez. Did Ricky steal your gig or something? What's with the bitter streak?
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Nov 17, 2011
Did Ricky gervais insult your mom or something? This was the worst article. Stick to straight news.
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Nov 17, 2011
I liked Ricky as a host, but I would love Jeff Ross (or Patton Oswalt) to host. They would kill!
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Nov 17, 2011
Jesus Seth you really are full of s*** sometimes. The only reason his hosting caused so much "controversy" last year is because americans haven't a clue how to take the piss out eachother and everything has to be so pc. He breathed a breath of fresh air into hollywood scene dominated by the kind of self absorbant glitterati who like to fart into empty wine glasses and smell them. Who would you prefer??? like really?
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Nov 17, 2011
I'll admit he made things really uncomfortable, I just didn't find his material that funny. If they really wanted to go in that direction, I'd sooner take a Jeffrey Ross or Seth MacFarlane. At least they can craft a one-liner.
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Nov 17, 2011
Well really things were only made uncomfortable because it was taken seriously as personal swipes, the kind of reaction he got was as if it was a funeral... it's just my opinion but we across the water just thought it was hilarious, not in any way offensive and a big deal was made out of nothing, it's the golden globes and it was just nice to have a change from the usual. altough i have no doubt it will be very toned this time around
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Nov 17, 2011
and yes i wouldn't mind Seth McFarlane but meh on Jeffrey Ross, would anyone else love Bryan Cranston?
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Nov 17, 2011
His discussion about it on Graham Norton was hilarious!
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